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[audio]New Directions in Europe: Program No. 3
Program No. 3 from a 13-part series exploring new music activity throughout Europe, produced in 1984 by Ned Wharton of KFJM (Grand Forks, North Dakota), and funded by a grant from the National Public Radio’s Satellite Development Fund. Recorded at the Pompidou Center in Paris, this program focuses on the Workshop for Instrument Research at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique -Musique (IRCAM), a Paris based center dedicated to the study of avant-garde electro-acoustic music and...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KFJM; Documentary; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; IRCAM
Downloads: 90
[audio]New Music America 1980: Selected Highlights, Program 2
From a program produced by Minneapolis Public Radio (MPR) and the Walker Art Center, Nigel Redden, Director for Performing Arts at the Minneapolis based Center, introduces selected performances from the 1980 New Music America Festival, which was held over nine days in June 1980. This second in a series of four programs, begins with “Pattern Study No 2” and aleatoric piece for piano saxophone, trombone, percussion and double bass, composed by Stacey Bowers...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; MPR; New Music America Festival; New music; Electro-acoustic; Aleatory music; Free jazz; Soundscapes; Rock music
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[audio]New Music America 1981: A Concert by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
A live broadcast from the 1981 New Music America Festival, held at the Japan Center Theater in San Francisco, California, featuring a recital by the renowned sarod player, and founder of the Ali Akbar College of Music, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. As with any North Indian classical concert, the music played depended on the time of day as well as the mood and inspiration of the artist. Therefore, the raga and tala of this concert was chosen accordingly, to match the mood of the evening, and was decided ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; World Music; Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Downloads: 522
[audio]New Music America 1981: Charles Amirkhanian Interviews John Rockwell & Charles Shere
Charles Amirkhanian engages former KPFA music programers and current music critics, John Rockwell and Charles Shere, in a fascinating discussion about the state of New Music and the New Music America Festivals. The difference between academic avant-garde music concerts and the more adventurous programing of multi-media works, new wave rock bands, and sound installations featured at the New Music America Festivals, is fully explored...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 33
[audio]New Music America 1981: Concert 4
In 1981 the New Music America Festival came to San Francisco for a week full of concerts, sound installations, and multi-media performances. The fourth concert of the Festival, held on June 10, 1981, included works by Laurie Spiegel, Peter Gena, and George Lewis, as well as a live improvisation by LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams, and two musical performance art pieces by conceptual artist Jim Pomeroy...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; New music; Performance Art; Improvisation; Mixed Media; Electronic music
Downloads: 134
[audio]New Music America 1981: Selections from “United States” by Laurie Anderson
From a recording made on June 13, 1981 in San Francisco, as part of the New Music America Festival, Laurie Anderson performs selections from her epic work “United States”. Laurie Anderson was born in 1947 in Chicago and received her MFA in sculpture from Columbia University. As a performance and recording artist, she has worked with film-sound-talking pieces for many years, performing at the La Jolla Museum, the Berlin Festival, and various other places in the U...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art; Laurie Anderson
Downloads: 593
[audio]New Music America 1981: Tapes of Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow
The second Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was devoted to the music of Conlon Nancarrow, who specialized in composing for the player piano. However unlike the ragtime player piano music that many people are familiar with, Nancarrow’s works are distinguished by their immense mathematical complexity and remarkable speed. In some ways they are not unlike a Bach fugue or canon played at speeds that were impossible to imagine before the advent of the computer...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Mechanical Music; Conlon Nancarrow
Downloads: 369
[audio]New Music America 1981: The True and False Occult
The first Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was a multi-media dance piece by choreographer Margaret Fisher with music by Robert Hughes. Entitled “The True and False Occult” this work involved three dancers, image projection, and music by Robert Hughes with additional music provided by the Azuma Kabuki Musicians. The New York Times (8/16/81) describes the piece as: “set to a suite that begins with coolly percussive music by the Azuma Kabuki Musicians and en...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art
Downloads: 127
[audio]New Music America 1990: Montreal Musique Actuelles
Charles Amirkhanian reports on happenings of the 1990 installment of the peripatetic New Music America Festival, which began in 1979 and was held this year for the first time outside the U.S. Montreal Musique Actuelles highlighted the work of Canadian composers, performers and improvisers alongside the work of such well-known Americans as La Monte Young, Scott Johnson, and Alvin Curran. Among participants interviewed are Jean Piche, a composer who directed the Festival and whose own work for per...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; Spatial Music; Electronic Music
Downloads: 133
[audio]New Music America, 1982, Program No. 1
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the first of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. The concert includes electronic music by Tom Cameron, Robert Moran’s “Spin Again” for harpsichords, organs, and percussion, “Autumn Resonance” for piano and delay by Wayne Siegel, and to conclude, Meredith Monk’s work for four voices and organs, “Turtle Dreams”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WFMT; New Music America; Interview; Music; New Music; Piano Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 146
[audio]New Music America, 1982, Program No. 3
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the third of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. Included in this concert are works by Don Malone, Kyle Gann, Ben Johnston, Jay Clayton, and Michael Byron. Intermission features include a roundup of events from earlier in the day, including a noontime concert of Percy Grainger’s music with pianists Dennis Russell Davies, Yvar Mikhash...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WFMT; New Music America; Interview; New Music; 20th Century Classical; Electronic Music
Downloads: 67
[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 2
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the second of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. The concert begins with a string quartet by John J. Becker, the first deceased composer to have their work performed at a New Music America Festival. This is followed by a work for solo cello by Joseph Paul Taylor and “Tableaux Vivants” a work for flutes and two voices, by Larry Aus...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; Mixed Media
Downloads: 157
[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 4
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the fourth of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara, with additional commentary by Neil Tesser. After beginning with a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” sung by various unidentified and not necessarily professional singers, the actual concert gets underway with Harold Budd performing a number of his works for solo piano...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 114
[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 5
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the fifth of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. This concert features the “Clarinet Quartet” by Douglas Ewart, the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s “Preludes for Piano” and Phi Winsor’s “Same Tired Old Changes”, and a work for solo shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and tape by Dary John Mizelle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music
Downloads: 162
[audio]New Music America: 1981: Overlapping Lines and Curves by Nancy Karp
The fourth Act of the June 11th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was a dance piece by Nancy Karp. Conceived as a site specific work for the Rotunda of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art it was performed by 10 dancers, with choreography and music by Nancy Karp with additional audio production work by Bill Fontana. The score for the dance features some rather sparse yet quite pretty piano music...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art; Nancy Karp
Downloads: 76
[audio]New Music America: A Concert in Honor of Percy Grainger's 100th Birthday
After an introductory talk by Charles Amirkhanian about the life and work of Percy Grainger we hear a recital of many of his works.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Folk Music; Percy Grainger
Downloads: 182
[audio]New Music America: New Sounds USA, Program No. 5
Hosts Alan Rich and Nancy Shear present highlights from the 1983 New Music America Festival, held in Washington D.C., as well as a couple of other recordings of works by composers featured at NMA. The program begins with a performance of Steve Reich’s “Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ,” recorded on May 8, 1982, as part of the 4th Annual New Sounds San Jose Festival. The performers for this piece, which is scored for voice, percussion, and electric organ, included Steve Reich...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; NPA; WNYC; New Sounds USA; Music; New Music
Downloads: 227
[audio]New Music Ensemble Christmas Concert
A Christmas Concert by the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble held at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco on December 4, 1971. This program features works by Leland Smith, Erik Satie, Shin ‘ichi Matsushita, as well as the world premiers of “Illuminatio Nocturna” by Robert Moran and “Noël” by Arne Mellnäs. All performed by the New Music Ensemble under the direction of Howard Hersh...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble
Downloads: 1,216
[audio]New Music FM I: Signal Smart
Ned Sublette introduces a program of five works produced for the broadcast medium by New York composers. These full length, electronic and musique concrète pieces, most of which involve samples from radio and TV broadcasts, provide a fascinating introduction to the experimental music scene of New York during the early 1980s. The composers represented are Peter Gordon, David van Tieghem, Ned Sublette, Maryanne Amacher, Frankie Mann, and the Boris Police Band...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WNYC; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; New Music FM
Downloads: 164
[audio]New Music FM II: A Festival in Four Movements
From KSJN (St. Paul, Minnesota) host Melinda Ward, of the Walker Art Center, introduces interviews and music by composers that were featured during the 1980 New Music America Festival in St. Paul Minnesota. This includes lengthy excerpts from Robert Ashley’s opera “Perfect Lives (Private Parts) and Alvin Curran’s mixed media piece “Small Circles Great Plains”. Also included is a free improvisation with violinist Leroy Jenkins and saxophonist Oliver Lake, works for piano by William Duck...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KSJN; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; New Music
Downloads: 115
[audio]New Music for Pianos : Live Recordings by ONCE
Based in Ann Arbor, MI, ONCE was one of the most experimental groups of American composers active in the mid-20th century. Among its members were many that even until this day remain fairly obscure, although others, such as Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma, have gone on to become well-known throughout North America and the world. In this program you will hear a selection of early, largely aleatoric works that were first presented in a series called New Music for Pianos, and were performed at a var...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; New Music; Avant-garde; Aleatoric music; Piano music
Downloads: 123
[audio]New Music from Cal Arts: James Tenney: Composer and Performer
Ingram Marshall introduces performances and compositions by James Tenney, American composer, pianist and conductor.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th Century Classical; James Tenney
Downloads: 305
[audio]New Music Seance 2008 : Reflections on Ruth Crawford with Judith Tick - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Ruth Crawford; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 66
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 1, Birds in Warped Time - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 118
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 2, Deep River of Dreams - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 141
[audio]New Music Seance 2008: Concert No. 3, Ruth Crawford and her Milieu - Other Minds
Summoning the specters of musical forbears, and channeling the spirits of their successors, the 2008 New Music Seance Concerts featured a marathon of performances by pianist Sarah Cahill, and the dynamic violin/piano duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann. The concerts were held in the intimate, candle lit setting of the historic Arts & Crafts styled Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco on December 6, 2008...
Keywords: Other Minds; New Music Seance; Music; 20th Century Classical; New Music
Downloads: 99
[audio]New Sounds San Jose: 3rd Annual Festival
The first concert of the Third Annual New Sounds of San Jose, recorded live on February 7, 1981. This year’s concerts featured works by Bay Area composers as well as the West Coast premiere of the English language version of Hans Werner Henze’s “El Cimarrón” a work inspired by the life of runaway slave, Esteban Montejo. (from KPFA Folio)
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Sounds San Jose; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 39
[audio]New Sounds San Jose: 3rd Annual Festival
The second concert of the Third Annual New Sounds of San Jose, recorded live on February 8, 1981. This year’s concerts featured works by Bay Area composers. In this second of two concerts you will hear works for solo piano by Charles Shere and John Adams, as well as a work for piano and violin by Richard Felciano and a number of songs for soprano, violin and piano by Wayne Peterson.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Sounds San jose; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 38
[audio]New Sounds San Jose: Philip Glass: 1978
A live recording of a concert by Philip Glass given on July 2, 1978 as part of the New Sounds San Jose concert series. This program include a number of pieces for organ, written in Glass’ trademark minimalist style, as well as a piece for orchestra and electronics. Born in 1937, Philip Glass is one of the most influential American composers of the late 20th century. He is the best known composer of repetitive or minimalist music, and has produced a number of very successful modern operas, ofte...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Sounds San Jose; Philip Glass; Music; New Music
Downloads: 650
[audio]New Sounds San Jose: The 4th Annual Festival: Concert Three
Recorded on May 8, 1982, the third concert of the 4th annual New Sounds San Jose Festival featured works by famed minimalist composer Steve Reich, performed by the composer and an ensemble of San Jose State University students and faculty. The concert commenced with “Clapping Music” in which two performers produce a pattern of hand claps that is reminiscent of Reich’s works for organ and percussion in which various rhythmic patterns go in and out of phase with each other...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Sounds San Jose; Music; New Music; Minimal Music
Downloads: 85
[audio]New Sounds San Jose: The 4th Annual Festival: Concert Two
Recorded on May 8, 1982, the second concert of the 4th annual New Sounds San Jose Festival featured Joan La Barbara presenting selections of music for voice, tape and electronics, most of which were her own compositions. Subtitled “Voice is the Original Instrument” the first half of this concert featured works where all the sound were created by the natural voice, amplified to bring out quiet sounds and particular qualities that would not be clearly audible without the use of amplification...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Sounds San Jose; Music; New Music; Vocal Music
Downloads: 38
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky at 76 - Thin Air: Nicolas Slonimsky at 76
A lively and engaging interview with the dean of musicological lexicography who visited KPFA studios and talked with Robert Commanday (S.F. Chronicle music critic) and Charles Amirkhanian of KPFA. Especially important discussions about Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives by the first conductor ever to champion Ives, Varese, Cowell, and Riegger (in the early 30's). Composer Lowell Cross was also present...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Nicolas Slonimsky
Downloads: 935
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky at Berkeley Piano Club, 1971 - Nicolas Slonimsky
In this lecture and demonstration, Nicolas Slonimsky covers topics such as polytonality, atonality, scales, the perils of introducing the music of Charles Ives and Edgar Varese to the Hollywood Bowl audiences in 1933, polyrhythm, and The Grandmother Chord. He then recounts comments made about composers by their contemporary writers, e.g., there are criticisms of Chopin, Wagner and Stravinsky. A review of his experiences with Performance Art follows and is not to be missed...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical; Classical; Avantgarde
Downloads: 2,351
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky at Fresno Free College Foundation (KFCF)
Nicolas Slonimsky offers a humor laden lecture, replete with examples, on the topic of elementary musical theory and composition. He plays a number of his modern interpretations of works by Bach and Beethoven and a perpetual canon based on the Mobius strip.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; KFCF-FM; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Nicolas Slonimsky; Classical Music
Downloads: 88
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky Eats Dinner, a dinner conversation about New Music and classical masters, 1971 - Nicolas Slonimsky
In a three part series, the eminent musicologist, composer and conductor talks with Mrs. George Antheil, Charles Amirkhanian and Carol Law over roast duck at the home of Mrs. Antheil in Los Angeles, on December 28, 1971. Brace yourselves for a monologue that puts Spalding Gray to shame. Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995), whose career spans the period dating back to the mid-Twenties, is totally uninhibited by a microphone hanging off a chandelier in the West Hollywood apartment of Böske Antheil (190...
Keywords: 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 986
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky Evening Concert, Russian and Soviet Music (1979) - Nicolas Slonimsky
Charles Amirkhanian gives a brief background into the life and music of Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881-1950), who composed during both Tsarist and Stalinist Russia. A recording of the composer's Cello Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 81 was aired (Finedar Records). What follows may be some of the most hilarious, but informative, moments in musicology ever broadcast. After Amirkhanian reads the section in the recently published Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (6th Edition) written by Nicolas S...
Keywords: Documentary; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 1,001
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky on the Funeral of Mozart in Vienna - Nicolas Slonimsky
Excerpted from "Thin Air: Nicolas Slonimsky at 76" The view long was that Mozart was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave due to the hazards of a raging storm in Vienna during his funeral. Musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky tells how he debunked that theory. Ever on a quest for accuracy of detail in his Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Slonimsky pursued some of the largest musical questions of all time, often with unexpected results...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Nicolas Slonimsky
Downloads: 867
[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky Speaks about Frank Zappa - Nicolas Slonimsky
In these recorded comments by Slonimsky, his musical world (classical/avant garde) and that of Frank Zappa (popular/avant garde) came together primarily due to the publication of a book by Slonimsky on scales and harmonies that attracted Zappas attention. Slonimsky recounts his acceptance of an invitation by Zappa to play with his Rock Band. He also recounts how amazed he was when he observed Zappas scores for classical music which looked far out like something Edgar Varese would write, a compos...
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[audio]Nicolas Slonimsky, Speaking Of Music at the Exploratorium in 1987 - Nicolas Slonimsky
Nicolas Slonimsky interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian at the Exploratorium's Speaking of Music Series in San Francisco, March 12, 1987. Tune into an evening of Nicolas Slonimskys highly comic logorrhea. Host Charles Amirkhanian hardly needs to ask a question of his 92-year old Russian-born guest, the father of the grandmother chord. An erudite musicologist, conductor, composer, pianist, and author of many books including Music Since 1900, Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, and Lexicon of M...
Keywords: Avantgarde; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 721
[audio]Night Sounds: The Gamelan Music of Bali
Larry Reed presents a selection of recordings of gamelan music, recorded in Bali, Indonesia in 1979. The program begins with a brief field recording of frogs, crickets and other night creatures, the rhythm of which it has been suggested served as a template for early gamelan ensembles. We then hear a “Pemungkah,” the introductory music of a traditional Balinese shadow play, performed by a gender wayang, the smallest (four piece) of the gamelan ensembles...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; World Music; Ambient Sounds; Field Recordings; Gamelan music
Downloads: 842
[audio]Not So, Gnazzo
After yet another period of self-imposed retirement, intermedia artist, war correspondent, and general man around town, Anthony Gnazzo, returned to radio in 1971 with another important prerecorded message. “Not So” is an extended text-sound composition which combines taped telephone conversations with what sounds like live readings of selected cut-up texts and other sundry auditory eruptions. Is it just derivative of past avant-garde masterpieces or is it a hilarious, cutting-edge commentary...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Sound Poetry; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 133 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
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